Okay, I may not be a big fan of winter sports. Never went to the Alps for some skiing during winter holidays. The only “winter” sport I have enjoyed myself ever since is ice skating. But, thanks to my university, I know now, that there’s much more to enjoy.
No one ever wakes up and thinks: today is the day I will walk on a frozen lake. From the early childhood, we’re told that the frozen lake is the most dangerous thing in the world and you could die, drowning in the cold ass water. But I don’t really think Norwegians were told the same as me.
Recently I got a chance to visit Oslo again – this time for a job interview. However, since the tickets are so expensive, I decided to arrive a little bit earlier to visit some places. The day was cloudy and windy, but it wasn’t too cold, so I could walk around, take a bunch of photos and not freeze to death. Here’s the outcome!
I know you have seen a lot of Hamar pictures from me already, however, this session is focused more on the coastline. And the weather was beyond beautiful (as always when it’s sunny during winter season). There’s something so refreshing in sunny day where everything is pure white because of snow.
Yesterday was so beautiful, wintery, magical and after all really sunny, that I thought – why not go out and take some nice pictures. I don’t have any specific equipment, but I took some nice ones, just with my phone. It only proves one thing – you don’t need much to do much. So, enjoy my pictures from Hamar.
A lot have happened in this year. I visited Dublin in Ireland with a friend, went on a solo trip to Bergen, got approved for the Erasmus program, went to Norway, and then Trondheim, Hamar, Oslo, Lillehammer…and met so many amazing people through out the whole year, especially abroad. I’m not making this post to show off – because my life isn’t perfect, however, I just wanted to highlight all the good stuff that has happened to me (okay, I also want to show some nice pictures, I must admit).
So, you may or may not know, I’m really into photo manipulation. I love Adobe Photoshop and programs like that – but don’t get me wrong, I like natural photos as well. However, when in lack of good quality camera, you sometimes have to use some tools. That’s how life works. And recently I discovered really amazing app, called Afterlight (it’s free), which I was dying to test out. I thought – why not combine this with Christmas photos? So, here’s the result. I hope you will like the vintage-ish version of Christmasy Hamar. Continue reading “Hamar – winter edition.”